How to Save Money ($)With Cleaning in the Pandemic and Beyond

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How to Save Money ($)With Cleaning in the Pandemic and Beyond

Since the emergence of the coronavirus, businesses have taken a hit in many ways. Large companies with a high public exposure are the most impacted due to the nature of the virus. Aside from the need to social distance, which leads to reduced capacity /output  – the knowledge that covid-19 transmits through contaminated surfaces has necessitated the need to improve and ramp up cleaning procedures. Industries like retail,  health, transport, manufacturing, government, and education have increased the rate of cleaning from once to multiple times per day. 

Many businesses suffered a double blow. Reduced output plus higher cleaning costs.

As with most sectors of society, the business sector did not prepare for the virus, and they took many reactive decisions in order to survive.  One such decision was the need to clean business premises at a higher frequency, as there was no other option. Months into the pandemic and businesses now realise this practice cannot be sustained, as covid-19 remains a long-term business and community threat.

Businesses need a  solution that improves hygiene whilst requiring less labor to maintain.

Ongoing challenges  of covid-19 on businesses and the community 

In the past year, the landscape of businesses and community interactions has changed. The volatility resulting from covid-19 has raised issues that didn’t exist and brought to the forefront issues that previously were seen as minor. The approach to tackling the virus has also changed as our knowledge has grown.

Not long ago, CSIRO’s research showed covid-19 strains that stay active on a surface for up to 28 days. No one knows everything about the virus yet, and with the report of new strains, approaches will continue to change.

Some of the issues are:
  • Covid-19’s constant evolution and the rise of new strains makes it an ongoing threat. The virus has found new ways to come back more potent and effective several times since it first appeared. Scientists keep discovering new things about the virus and how it can spread. With international borders gradually  opening up , in the long run, the risk becomes even higher. Everything has shown that the virus is not going away anytime soon, and we cannot ignore it.
  • The economic risk of the virus has been  significant as businesses have lost and are still losing a lot of money. Shopping centres, healthcare buildings, manufacturing companies and other businesses have needed to shut down activities at one point . To operate, they had to reduce the capacity and forego potential sales .Furthermore, these businesses which have suffered actual outbreaks on site  have  also incurring costs to isolate the workforce for 14 days and, in some cases, replace them with new employees. 
  • The need to maintain a high hygiene standard has cost businesses more during these times. New and more frequent cleaning methods have been adopted to reduce the risk  of  a covid-19 outbreak. End result is  more costs and less earning for these businesses which has reduced profit significantly. 

Ongoing challenges of covid-19 on businesses and the community

Businesses have generally been more conscientious with cleaning procedures by adopting regular touchpoint cleaning. However, the cost of doing this has gravely impacted most businesses and runs the risk of not being a financially sustainable solution.  

Covid-19 can stay active up to 28 days on a surface, which means business must deploy a more thorough approach in tackling the virus. While traditional disinfectants help tackle germs in general, they are not effective and sustainable as regular touchpoint cleaning is required to keep re-applying disinfectants.

The solution to this problem is to adopt long-lasting disinfectants that do not need regular application throughout the day. A disinfectant that offers constant residual protection, leaving no gaps in the coverage area, is the way to go. 

Adopting this sort of disinfectant means reduced touch point cleaning hours during each day, which means reduced amounts of chemicals used, ultimately reducing cost.  TGA has begun to recognize the effectiveness of these new cleaning product technologies that offer a long-lasting effect. These highly effective residual disinfectants offer environmental and economic sustainability for businesses, as the chemicals in use are typically nontoxic and enable reduced daily touchpoint cleaning. 

BioProtect 

BioProtect is a residual disinfectant developed in Australia.  TGA recently approved its claim of offering 28 days residual protection, which means it stays active across the entire day and well beyond.

Traditional disinfectants stop being effective once they dry, which leaves a window for contamination and transmission of covid-19 via contaminated surfaces.

As a business, you will save more money as BioProtect is long-lasting, unlike traditional disinfectants that you use multiple times a day. You will also protect employees and customers by ensuring a more effective solution to protect potentially contaminated surfaces. Not only that, but you are also saving everyone from the toxicity of chemicals, as BioProtect is nontoxic and environmentally sustainable.

As a business, offering protection for your employees and customers is essential for brand trust during covid-19. The safety of your facility and environment is no doubt a priority right now. Adopting a residual disinfectant like Bio Protect will provide a long-term financially sustainable solution ( with significant cost reductions)  whilst also providing hygiene standards.